edHelper.com
Loading the Dishwasher



Loading the Dishwasher
Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   high interest, readability grades 3 to 4
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   4.1

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    silverware, dishwasher, tips, great, racks, setting, rinse, longer, separate, pots, clog, likely, time, trapped, rack, load


Print Loading the Dishwasher
     Print Loading the Dishwasher  (font options, pick words for additional puzzles, and more)


Quickly Print - PDF format
     Quickly Print: PDF (2 columns per page)

     Quickly Print: PDF (full page)


Quickly Print - HTML format
     Quickly Print: HTML


Proofreading Activity
     Print a proofreading activity


Feedback on Loading the Dishwasher
     Leave your feedback on Loading the Dishwasher  (use this link if you found an error in the story)



Loading the Dishwasher
By Cathy Pearl
  

1     A dishwasher is a great time saver if you have one. It takes a lot less time to load a dishwasher than it does to wash the dishes by hand. But if you load it the wrong way, the dishes won't come clean. You will still have to wash them by hand, which means twice as much work. Here are some tips to get those dishes clean in the dishwasher.
 
2     Some people rinse dishes before they load them in the dishwasher. Others do not rinse them first. Which is better? Depends on whom you ask. One thing you need to do is rinse the large pieces of food off the dishes. Large pieces can clog the dishwasher.
 
3     Glasses and plastic should go on the top rack of the dishwasher. Glasses are more likely to break if you put them on the bottom rack. Plastics should also not go on the bottom rack. The water is hotter down there and the plastic can melt. Sometimes the dishwasher can get really full and you may want to put the glasses or the plastic on the bottom. This isn't a good idea. The glasses are more likely to break if you put them on the bottom.
 
4     Plates, bowls, pots, or anything that needs to be cleaned with a little more power can go on the bottom rack. Sometimes the water pressure is different between the top and bottom racks. That's why the glasses are on the top. You need less pressure to wash a glass. You need more pressure to wash a plate that has dried food on it.
 
5     Of course, silverware goes in the holder. Sometimes these holders are in the bottom rack or sometimes they are on the door of the dishwasher. Some people sort the silverware before putting it in the holder. Spoons, knives, and forks are all separate. Others just put the silverware in without sorting it first. How you do it is entirely up to you.

Paragraphs 6 to 12:
For the complete story with questions: click here for printable



Weekly Reading Books

          Create Weekly Reading Books

Prepare for an entire week at once!


More Activities, Lesson Plans, and Worksheets


Back to School
Graphic Organizers
Alphabet Worksheets
Sight Words
Math Worksheets
Mazes
50 States

Monthly Themes
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

Fractions
Place Value
Time and Calendar
Money
Earth Day
Solar System
Analogies
Nouns
Following Directions
Listening
Capitalization
Cursive Writing
Patterns and Sequencing
Dinosaurs
All About Me

Kindergarten
First Grade
Second Grade
Third Grade
Fourth Grade
Fifth Grade
Sixth Grade

Multiplication
Division
Main Idea
Cause and Effect
Measurement
Decimals
Rounding
Order of Operations
Verbs
Community Helpers
Adjectives
Plants
Grammar
Addition and Subtraction
Contractions
Bulletin Board Ideas
Word Searches
Crossword Puzzles
Printable Puzzles

Reading Comprehension
Reading Skills
English Language Arts





Copyright © 2011 edHelper